(Closed) Soy candle wedding favors – please help pick my scents :)

posted 6 years ago in Favors
  • poll: What 3 scents should I pick?
    Jasmine : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Coconut Cream : (18 votes)
    14 %
    Vanilla : (28 votes)
    21 %
    Lavender : (32 votes)
    24 %
    Gardenia : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Green Tea & Ginger : (26 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    4979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    Vanilla is my FAVORITE! I voted for lavender too. I’d go with something pretty neutral, or have 2-3 options. 

    Post # 4
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993


    I own a candle shop and do all kinds of wedding favors, so I have to say that YES, people will like this favor!

    I have to ask though – have you tried making candles?  It’s sometimes not as easy as you might think.  There’s all kinds of things to consider from wax composition and burn point to fragrance load to wick guage.  It’s not rocket science but I DEFINITELY recommend doing quite a few test runs before you buy a bunch of supplies to make these.

    Post # 5
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Im a sucker for Jasmine and green tea πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would do something light and fresh if we are going for mass appeal, so like citrus scents or very light florals (e.g. jasmine, lavender). I wouldn’t go with anything too sweet or cloying, like vanilla. My Darling Husband (and many men I know) hate the smell of vanilla because it is usually very strong and sweet. In fact, Darling Husband calls it the “old lady” scent.

    I would definitely try to offer a few different choices, preferably with a significant contrast between them, so people can pick.

    Post # 7
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think candles are an awesome idea! I used to work at a camp where we made candles all the time with kids and it was really fun: I’m sure there’s some easy tutorials online for it. πŸ™‚ I think the fact you’re making them yourself is so sweet.

    I like the idea of two contrasting fragrances, like a “his” and a “hers”: like a green tea and a vanilla!

    Post # 9
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I love giving out candles as favors. In fact, we are doing this and our candles are from Yankee Candle (I wish I knew how to make them). I really love green tea and ginger because it’s a refreshing scent. Vanilla is a really nice scent unless if it’s too powerful because then it’s not pleasant. Lavender and coconut cream can be a toss up because a lot of people cannot take Lavender as well as cocobut cream especially those with a sensitive nose.

    Post # 10
    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Great idea.. I can’t wait to see them

    Post # 11
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 1993

    @jcl12:  That’s awesome!  Definitely helps to have a few tips so you don’t waste a ton of time and money.  The wick is seriously one of the most important parts, so as long as you’ve got that you should be fine!  I guess beyond that, if you’re pouring into clear glass, make sure you heat the jars first or you’ll get spots on the glass.  Also look into what kind of fragrance load the wax you’re using takes.  You don’t want to put too much oil in, or not enough πŸ™‚ 


    Good luck!

    Post # 12
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @jcl12:  +1000

    Super cute idea, if I got that as a wedding favor I would keep it and put it on my mantle.

    I personally love vanilla, but my SO hates it with a passion. I’ve found that a lot of people have strange reactions to vanilla so I don’t know about that one.

    I would pick lavender, jasmine and gardenia, simply because they are all nice floral scents, not too sicky sweet or exotic.

    Post # 13
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would love a candle with a scent as a favor.  I’m going to vote for Gardenia!

    Post # 14
    480 posts
    Helper bee

    I love this idea! I actually flirted with the idea as well. (I recognize the tutorial!) Then my fiancé took it to a whole new level and wanted to make double-wicked candles with side-by-side scents. If we do non-food favors, they will be candles for sure. 

    How did it turn out?


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